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Final Destination by Ankur Choudhury: Book Review
By Irene Watson   
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Last edited: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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"Final Destination" is an extract from author Ankur Choudhury's life. Having lost his mother all of a sudden in 2008, he succumbed to the darker, lonelier and painful side to reality. This book describes not only his emotions, but the raw truth that many of us feel but are scared to express. It portrays Choudhury's life, and all the struggles he had to go through.

This book however is not something that will leave readers with a smile, but rather help them start realizing the truth of life, and also help them appreciate others (when they still have an opportunity to see them) before they're gone. If people are interested in fairy tales, then this book is not for them, but if someone's looking for the real truths about a struggling youth, and all about pain and sorrow, then this is a must read.

Final Destination

Ankur Choudhury
Xlibris (2011)
ISBN 9781456864446
Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (4/11)

This is a book of thoughts of a twisted and pained mind.  The words that are written bleed through the pages with heart wrenching strength.  In one such poem called, “Funeral,” Ankur Choudhury expresses his suicidal tendencies with the words “I see death as the only escape from reality.”

This 119-page book is filled with the thoughts of Mr. Choudhury’s twisted view of reality. His gripping fear is expressed in a way that will make the reader feel his pain. With what is written, he wants the reader to share in his anguish as he takes you down the grizzly road that he has traveled.

Poems like “Happiness,” express his feeling of being followed by death. Then in “Shadows,” he states, “Won’t someone kill me, tie me up and nail me?” There is a definite fixation that the author has with doom.

Clearly these and many more such examples, prove that this is a very dark volume of stressful and erratic thoughts. Passages in this book are seriously not for the meek. They are frank and scary poems that take the reader into the abyss of a twisted mind.

If one is to take what is written seriously, then it is evident that the author was emotionally distressed. The way the poetry is presented is of a mature and very dark nature, not recommended for young impressionable minds. The book has a parental advisory warning about “Mature Content” and should be avoided by young readers.

There were some typos and the cover did not strike me as being an eye catcher. I did, however, give it one of my high grades of a B. It was gloomy and sad; it would be welcomed by the Goth folks and I have to agree it achieved its goal. I didn’t mind it as a change of pace from my usual reads but would not make a habit of it.  I would definitely recommend “Final Destination” to anyone who enjoys dark poetry.


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